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I am a DPhil candidate in Politics at Nuffield College, supervised by David Rueda and Desmond King.  I am part of the Department of Politics and International Relations of the University of Oxford.

Prior to starting the DPhil, I earned a distinction MPhil Politics (Comparative Government) from Nuffield College and a distinction BA Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Essex.

My main research interests include political economy, labour and public economics. I also have an interest in applied econometrics.

I can be contacted at raluca.pahontu[at]nuffield.ox.ac.uk.

You can also find here my institutional webpage (Nuffield College).